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Zhou Enlai

1898 - 1976

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Zhou Enlai (Chinese: 周恩来; pinyin: Zhōu Ēnlái; Wade–Giles: Chou1 Ên1-lai2; 5 March 1898 – 8 January 1976) was a Chinese statesman and military officer who served as the first premier of the People's Republic of China from 1 October 1949 until his death on 8 January 1976. Zhou served under Chairman Mao Zedong and helped the Communist Party rise to power, later helping consolidate its control, form its foreign policy, and develop the Chinese economy. As a diplomat, Zhou served as the Chinese foreign minister from 1949 to 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhou Enlai has received more than 2,829,956 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Zhou Enlai is the 515th most popular politician (up from 534th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from China (up from 40th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Politician.

Zhou Enlai was a Chinese Communist politician who served as the first Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 1976. He was instrumental in the Communist Party's rise to power, and subsequently in the Chinese Civil War and the establishment of the People's Republic of China.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Zhou Enlai ranks 515 out of 15,577Before him are Syngman Rhee, Didius Julianus, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Aurelian, Constantine II of Greece, and Fulgencio Batista. After him are Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Dmitry Medvedev, Giuseppe Mazzini, François Hollande, Georgy Malenkov, and Gaiseric.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1898, Zhou Enlai ranks 10Before him are Erich Maria Remarque, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico García Lorca, Golda Meir, M. C. Escher, and Enzo Ferrari. After him are George Gershwin, Umm Kulthum, William James Sidis, Herbert Marcuse, Liu Shaoqi, and C. S. Lewis. Among people deceased in 1976, Zhou Enlai ranks 8Before him are Agatha Christie, Martin Heidegger, Howard Hughes, Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, and Luchino Visconti. After him are Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, André Malraux, and Trofim Lysenko.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhou Enlai ranks 37 out of 1,392Before him are Mencius (-372), Zhuang Zhou (-369), Zhuge Liang (181), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Hongwu Emperor (1328), and Jiang Zemin (1926). After him are Toshiro Mifune (1920), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Nurhaci (1559), and Mozi (-470).

Among POLITICIANS In China

Among politicians born in China, Zhou Enlai ranks 19Before him are Kangxi Emperor (1654), Liu Bei (161), Yongle Emperor (1360), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Hongwu Emperor (1328), and Jiang Zemin (1926). After him are Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Nurhaci (1559), Hong Taiji (1592), and Yuan Shikai (1859).